Mezmah – Nairobbery [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

It’s a combination of melodic, conscious and cross continental hip hop, taking the best of those three and meshing them to create what you hear on my songs

How would you describe your musical progress over the years?

Its been going from strength to strength, I thank God. I think me taking my time honing my craft throughout the years, progressing with each song and reflecting that in the music is showing and reaping the rewards my way. For example, I’ve had labels approach for management and as of a month ago this year, I was recently approached by a big music PR company that wants to work with me, which I’m excited about. It can only mean I’ve been heading in the right direction over the years

What first got you into music?

Boredom honestly. I’d like to say something more exciting but this is whats brought that excitement ultimately. I used to come home from college on days where there wasn’t much going on and just play around with a skype headset and audacity (shout out audacity for all those that know) out of sheer curiosity and from there on, began the journey that’s got me here. I also feel that this, as well as having stories to tell myself, just made it so it came at a perfect time to gel that together

Favourite album of the past year?

I wouldn’t say I had a favourite up until now with Kendrick’s Mr Morale and the Big Steppers album

What would you change in the music industry?

I think education and development on how to strive as an artist, especially for independent artists. Whilst I know this is counter productive for labels and some, I think teaching the ropes and business side of things could be incorporated as this has been abandoned over the years, even looking at how an A&R used to develop an artist for example. It’s now a lot of take take and forget everything else

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Don’t be too be prideful for things and know that any worries you may have are miniscule in comparison to your potential and ceiling

You’d give up making music for…

My religion

Thank you!

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